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AN AMERICAN DISCOVERS THE VEDAS
To me what is
hard to understand is not the Vedas but the modern world with its technology that
alienates us from nature, its commercialism that warps our minds, its endless desires and
sensations that keep us ever restless and disturbed, its artificial dogmas and ideologies
which cloud our perception and divide us up into hostile camps, compared to which the
Vedic world is indeed paradise.
The final answer as to my connection with the Vedas perhaps goes back to the truth of
karma and rebirth. There is really no reason why a person of my background would take to
this Vedic work and be able to get anywhere with it. The only answer is the samskaras, the impressions from previous births. This was
a knowledge that came with me, that I was born with, the result of a previous life which I
have since come to remember in various aspects.